John Lott has put out the latest data on concealed carry gathered by the CPRC
Date Written: July 18, 2017
There are now over 16.3 million permit holders, a record 1.83 million increase in permits since last July. Nationwide, 6.5% adults have a concealed handgun permit. Outside of California and New York, 8 percent of adults have a permit. Permits for women and blacks are increasing much faster than they are for men and whites. There are also significant differences in not only the number of permits issued but also who gets them when politicians have discretion in granting them. Los Angeles County provides a vivid example of how women and Hispanics are given few permits when politicians decided who can defend themselves. We also provide evidence that death threats don’t let people get permits for protection and how incredibly law-abiding permit holders are and how crime rates have changed in the states that have had the largest increases in concealed handgun permits.
Full pdf, HERE.
Interesting data set, and some interesting reading, especially about LA and the lack of representation across the ethnic spectrum, and lack of permitting in cases where there were good causes for permits. That starts on page 18.
And I find this rather ‘interesting’… If there were ANY doubts about CNN’s leanings, this pretty much puts paid to that…
CNN news changed a headline Sunday of a story on the Antifa movement after members of the group complained, according to the agency’s own editorial note on the story.
Full article from the Daily Caller, HERE.